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Commentary: How President Obama increases risks Commentary: How President Obama increases risks
8 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
As hard as it is to find anyone defending the U.S. war in Iraq these days, Saddam Hussein was a danger to us. This tyrant-in-chief had murdered 300,000 fellow Iraqis, killed tens of thousands of others when he invaded neighbors, had developed chemical and biological weapons ... [Read More]
Commentary: So similar, so different Commentary: So similar, so different
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Readers often ask: Why do I travel to places like Sudan or Myanmar when we Americans have so many challenges at home to worry about? [Read More]
Commentary: VA health care and zombies Commentary: VA health care and zombies
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
You’ve surely heard about the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A number of veterans found themselves waiting a long time for care, some of them died before they were seen, and some of the agency’s employees falsified records to cover up the extent of the problem. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's anti-coal agenda obvious
9 weeks ago -
It has become perfectly clear that President Barack Obama’s goal is to shut down coal-fired power plants — whether doing so is essential in battling climate change or not. [Read More]
Commentary: Wonders of walking benefit both the soles and the soul Commentary: Wonders of walking benefit both the soles and the soul
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Walking is the real miracle drug. Scientists have long connected systematic exercise to better health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular walkers “live longer and have a lower risk for many diseases. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The Rodney Dangerfield office POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The Rodney Dangerfield office
9 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Rodney Dangerfield, a popular American comedian best known for his iconic catchphrase “I don’t get no respect,” was never lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, but he would have been right at home — the lieutenant governor’s office doesn’t get much respect, either. [Read More]
Commentary: Revive Free Flow of Information Act
9 weeks ago -
Is Congress ready to recognize that protecting reporters’ sources protects the public’s right to know? [Read More]
Commentary: When less was more in the news business Commentary: When less was more in the news business
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
When I first worked at the newspaper trade in Washington, back in 1966, it was a different form of journalism. I don’t mean the difference in the technology, the 24-hour news cycle, or the ramped up interest in celebrity. I mean something more protean, more organic. [Read More]
Commentary: In the land of mass graves Commentary: In the land of mass graves
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Just over two decades ago, Rwanda was swept up in a murderous wave of ethnic violence that was as bad or worse as anything happening today in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s an amazing fact that most of the Chicken Little rhetoric about the crisis in Iraq fails to take into account: The city of Mosul, population 1.5 million, fell to ISIL insurgents because two divisions of Iraq’s army (30,000 soldiers) shed their uniforms, abandoned their weapons and fled ... [Read More]
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